A 1920 VV-100 Fairly common model, rarely seen restored. This one brings out the beautiful stripped mahogany veneer used on even the mid grade models by Victrola.
Introduced in 1921, the VV-100 was a popular middle-priced machine that fit between the discontinued XI and XIV models. This was mainly a marketing effort to give the Victor lineup an updated image. The differences between the VV-100 and its predecessors were minimal. Very early versions used machine-carved corner trim, but this was soon replaced with some moderate hand carvings on the posts. The 100 was available in oak, mahogany or walnut, although mahogany remained the most common choice and is shown in this restoration.
The original 1921 selling price of the 100 was $150.00. An estimated total of 196,000 Victrola 100’s were produced, making it one of the most popular models of the early 1920’s.